August 15, 2014

Asia Lessons from Ford and Kissinger

Andrew Gawthorpe, The Diplomat

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Obama is not the first president to face these problems – aggressive adversaries, nervous allies, and a U.S. public deeply unwilling to make the commitments necessary to reassure those allies – in the Asia-Pacific. A look back at the Asia-Pacific policy of President Gerald Ford and his chief foreign policy architect Henry Kissinger is surprisingly instructive for placing America’s contemporary position in the region in perspective.

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TAGGED: China, Asia, Barack Obama, Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford

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